Need to know where hose from air intake box plugs into on the other side

Tiny
CHRIS DOUGLAS2
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  • 2006 DODGE CHARGER
  • 2.7L
  • V6
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I just spent $1,250.00 plus $500.00 for installation for a 2.7 engine. The mechanic failed to put a hose on that plugs into the air intake box. I do not know where it plugs into on the other side of the hose. I have had it for a week and I am starting to think he screwed me because it also has a lengthy crack in the valve cover that the oil cap sits on, so its leaking oil, I spoke to him about it and asked if he could get my "old" valve cover and the hose (which can only be bought through a dealership)and he just referred me to a junk yard and also suggested I just JB Weld it. As far as the hose not being on his excuse was that "how was I suppose to know if it didn't come with one" but I know my old engine had one for sure. I believe he may have kept my new engines valve cover and placed my old one on supposedly "new" engine. Mainly because my old engine got so hot it messed almost all parts possible up. So I can see it have getting hot and cracking that. I am actually curious if there is a way I can tell what all he did actually change? I think he just took off the necessary parts off the new one and added them to my old one. So besides the question about where the hose goes from the air intake box I would also like to know where the engine number is and if there is any other ways to tell if he kept my old parts on there? I am completely broke after this and any advice would be greatly appreciated. Please do not ridicule me for allowing just anyone to work on my car because he had just moved in next door and supposedly was running a legit business.
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 AT 2:26 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

I would never ridicule anyone. Is there any way you could take a picture of where the hose goes? It sounds like it could be a PCV hose that is missing. Please upload a picture for me to see so I can better help.

I attached a picture of the air box. If you are unable to upload a picture for me, can you identify it in the picture? Tell me what number the hose is.

Take care,
Joe
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Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your reply. It means a lot to me. I think I may have hooked it up to the wrong valve. I will send a few pictures and hopefully you can help me out before I mess this thing up. I don't trust my mechanic no longer. The first image is a copy of the diagram you sent me but I circled the valve on the filter that I believe is suppose to have a hose hooked up to it. The second image is my make shift hose going to where I believe it is suppose to go. Please correct me if I am wrong. I will send a few so you can get a good look at where it is exactly hooked up.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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Well, I guess I can just do one image per post. So this is where I hooked it up to.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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It goes straight back.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 9:55 PM
Tiny
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Here it is from your diagram where I believe I placed it from looking at the diagram.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 9:56 PM
Tiny
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One more from the back engine plug.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 9:59 PM
Tiny
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Okay, so I thought I got it right until I noticed another hose that wasn't plugged into anything. Could you please tell me if I hooked these up wrong or if this hose belongs hooked up to something else? This hose is on the opposite of the engine.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 10:03 PM
Tiny
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It is the black hose under the red wire.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 10:05 PM
Tiny
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I do appreciate all of your help and your probably going to help me from messing this engine up because I am broke as a joke right now. Thank you so much.
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Monday, April 22nd, 2019 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

The one you have circled goes to the rear of the engine on the valve cover. It is the PCV. From your pictures, it appears to be correct. Now, which one are you referring to that is not yet connected? Am I missing it in the pictures?

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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After reading this please go to my next question. I spent a lot of time to revise and better my question and and added more relevant information. Please read next question.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 4:28 AM
Tiny
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  • 2006 DODGE CHARGER
  • 2.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I recently had a new/used motor (2.7) installed and the mechanic did not only leave hoses unconnected but also connected hoses that were not in the correct places. For example one side of a hose was connected to the air bleeder valve which I know does not go there but connected it to a small black valve by my transmission fluid dipstick location and I have seen from pics of other 2.7 engines that the black valve by the transmission dipstick is supposed to be connected to a hose that looks like goes under or into the valve cover just on the other side of the transmission dipstick. I have many photos that will help you understand. The hose he used to connect the air breather valve to the back black valve by the dipstick looks like the crankcase breather hose from the photos I have seen. He also did not have the small breather hose that connects directly into the air filter box. Just left the skinny long black nozzle sticking out without any hose connected so I am unsure where that really even plugs into after it leaves the air filter housing box.

Also, there is a hose on the passenger side sticking out from under the valve cover past the fuse box on the passenger side that is not connected to anything except for some sort of plug type item then a hose that you can see leads up under the valve cover. I have no idea what this is but it has smoke coming from it and I swiped the inside of the open end of the hose and it had oil in it, again. I have plenty of photos for all issues.
Please help ASAP trying to get fixed before vacation.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 4:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here is what the mechanic so ignorantly did. look at where he hooked this up. anyone have any clue what the hose is part of that he used? I thought it was the one that plugs into the black nozzle sticking out of the air filter box but just want to make sure because I fear if he used this here then it is not going to be hooked up where it needs to be. looks similar to this: https://www.moparpartsgiant.com/parts-list/2006-dodge-charger/engine-crankcase-ventilation.html?Diagram=00i98669
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 4:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Although the air bleeder valve has no purpose for a hose nor did it have any reason to be plugged into to. The following photo is going to show you a clear pic and location of where this hose was connected to and unlike the air breather valve, this valve does need to be plugged in bc after unplugged the car shut off. Not sure why a mechanic would have done this. Could he have been trying to hide something, cause a problem so I would have to come back and spend more money, was it done out of ignorance, or was he simply just trying to rig shit up so he could keep parts from my old engine? What is this black valve called? Whats its purpose and how do you properly hook it up? What does it hook up to?
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 4:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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This is a photo is of a charger with the same exact engine as mine, that is actually properly hooked up. Notice no cords, hoses, plugs, etc, leading from the front air bleeder valve leading towards the back valve by the transmission dipstick. Also notice how where the black valve on the right side of the transmission dipstick is located, there is a hose in place and does like an arch shape with the other end leading under the valve cover.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 4:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Last question. I have this hose sticking from under the valve cover where it is a hose coming from under the cover+connector+ connected hose that hangs out and is not connected to anything. Swiped it with my finger and had oil in it. I have put a lot of work into trying to understand this and have spent quite a many hours researching this even paid justanswers and received zero meaningful information. This site is my last resort because as far as my money, I cant get screwed over by another shady mechanic. Here is pictures from the hose coming from under the valve cover by the fuse box under the hood.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 4:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Same as last reply and photo, except I pulled the hose out a little bit from under the cover. So maybe someone may can recognize what it is and what I need to do to hook it up properly. Remember this is the hose that at the unconnected side sticking out had oil when I rubbed my pinky inside the free end.
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 4:09 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Welcome back:

I'm not there, so please bear with me. What I believe you are looking at is the hose for the PCV valve. It should run between the valve cover and air box.

The PCV valve is mounted in the valve cover under the intake manifold. See Picture 1 and 2)

The other end of that hose should go to the air box. If you look at picture 4, it shows the air box. The hose between numbers 4 and 5 is where that end goes. Picture 5 shows the hose and how it is run from the PCV valve on the valve cover to the air box (number 6 in the picture)

I have attached a few pics of the PCV valve. Let me know if that looks like what you are dealing with.

Joe
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Sunday, April 28th, 2019 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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Good afternoon

As Joe said, that is the PCV hose and the other is a breather hose.

These are factory molded lines. I would go to the dealer parts department and get the molded hoses and install them.

I found the PCV hose but the breather is dealer only.

That way it is correct and will last a long time.

Roy
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 2:25 PM

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